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Notable Historical Events for April 19th

1770British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia

1782John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.

1994Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation for his police beating

1981Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf

1949Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth

1951Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

1973Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

1933FDR announces US will leave gold standard

2011Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

1986Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

April 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 19th

1962Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)

1981Hayden Christensen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars)

1935Dudley Moore, London England, actor (10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)

1721Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution)

1883Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer

1987Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

April 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 19th

1956US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)

1997Actor Chris O'Donnell (26) weds high school sweetheart Caroline Fentress (24)

April 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 19th

1882Charles Robert Darwin, naturalist (Origin of Species), dies at 73

1967Konrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

April 19th Deaths
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